Greening Trade and Investment: Environmental Protection Without Protectionism

Greening Trade and Investment: Environmental Protection Without Protectionism

by Eric Neumayer
     
 


* Shows how international trade and investment can be increased without damage to the environment or threats ti developing countries.
* Explains how the WTO and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment should be reformed to achieve this
* Offers constructive solutions to one of the most important and difficult issues in international economic policy The… See more details below

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* Shows how international trade and investment can be increased without damage to the environment or threats ti developing countries.
* Explains how the WTO and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment should be reformed to achieve this
* Offers constructive solutions to one of the most important and difficult issues in international economic policy The book presents a comprehensive, critical analysis of the interactions between investment, trade and the environment. It examines the consequences of existing multilateral investment and trade regimes, including the WTO and the MAI, for the environment and asks how should they be reformed to protect it? In doing so it shows how these regimes can be "greened" without erecting protectionist barriers to trade that frustrate the development aspirations of poorer countries. The solution offers a way out of one of the most difficult dilemmas in international policy: how investment and trade can protect the environment without encouraging protectionism by the industrialized world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853837876
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Boxes
Preface
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction
Pt. 1Foundations
1Globalization: Investment, Trade and the Environment in an Integrating World Economy3
2The Current Multilateral Trade and Investment Regimes21
Pt. 2Investment
3Pollution Havens: Do Developing Countries Set Inefficient Environmental Standards to Attract Foreign Investment?41
4Regulatory Chill: Do Developed Countries Fail to Raise Environmental Standards Because of Feared Capital Flight?68
5Roll-back: Do Foreign Investors Use Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement to Knock Down Environmental Regulations?79
6A Case Study: The Failed Attempt to Conclude a Multilateral Agreement on Investment91
Pt. 3Trade
7Trade Liberalization and the Environment103
8GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement and the Environment118
9WTO Rules and Multilateral Environmental Agreements158
10Conclusion and Summary of Policy Recommendations185
AppEnvironmental Provisions in Regional and Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreements190
Notes194
References202
Index223

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